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APA (6th ed.), Citation Style: What (Title)

Build a Citation - WHAT

The WHAT of the citation can range from the title of the article or book chapter to the title of the entire book.  Here is a list of common elements and the APA example sources of the WHAT.


Elements of WHAT

APA Sources

Nonroutine information in titles

APA, p. 186, Section 6.29

Abstract

APA, p. 202, #16 & #17

APA, p. 207, #37

Podcast

APA, p. 210, #50

Clipping

APA, p. 214, #71

Apparatus

APA, p. 211, #57

Software

APA, p. 211, #55 & #57

Data File

APA, p. 211, #54

Demographic map

APA, p. 210, #53

Editorial

APA, p. 201, #14

Facebook post

APA Style Blog, “How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations”

Lecture notes

APA Style Blog, “How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style”

Lithograph

APA Style Blog, “How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style”

Marble sculpture

APA Style Blog, “There's an Art to It”

Medium of recording (CD, record, cassette)

APA, p. 209, section 7.07

APA, p. 210, #52

Monograph

APA, p. 204, #33

Motion picture

APA, p. 209, section 7.07

Obituary

APA, p. 214, #71

Online forum comment

APA, pp. 214-215, section 7.11      
APA, p. 215, #74

Photographs

APA, p. 214, #73

Plaster cast

APA Style Blog, “There’s an Art to It”

Press Release

APA Style Blog, “How to Cite a Press Release in APA Style”

Review of a book

APA, p. 208, Section 7.06

APA, p. 209, #45

Review of a video

APA, p. 208, Section 7.06

APA, p. 209, #36

Review of a video game

APA, p. 208, Section 7.06

APA, p. 209, #37

Special issue

APA, p. 201, #12

Supplemental material/data

APA, p. 201, #15

Tape recording

APA, p. 214, #69

Television episode

APA, p. 210, #51

Twitter post

APA Style Blog, “How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations”

Electronic version of a print book

APA, p. 203, #19

APA Style Blog, “How Do I Cite a Kindle?”

Video

APA, p. 209, #49

Video blog post

APA, p. 215, #77

Blog Comment

APA, p. 215, #76

Advance online publication

APA, p. 199, #5

Manuscript submitted for publication (but not yet accepted)

APA, p. 211, section 7.09
APA, p. 211, #59

Manuscript in preparation

APA, p. 211, section 7.09

Unpublished measurement instrument

APA, p. 211, #55

Unpublished manuscript

APA, p. 211, section 7.09
APA, p. 211, #58

Unpublished raw data

APA, p. 212, #60

Non-English title with translation

APA, p. 199, #4,
APA, p. 205, #28

Proper noun in title

APA, p. 101, Section 4.15

APA, p. 102 – 103, Section 4.16

Revised or new edition

APA, p. 205, #28 – 30

Multivolume work/series

APA, p. 204, #23 & #24

Subtitle/Two-part title

APA, p. 199, #4
APA, p. 205, #28

Title within a title

APA, p. 209, #45, #46, & #48

Translation of title into English

APA, p. 203, #21
APA, p. 204, #26

Untitled review of a work

APA, p. 208, Section 7.06: “If the review is untitled, use the material in brackets as the title; retain the brackets to indicate that the material is a description of form and content, not a title.”

Untitled letter

APA, p. 213, #63

Untitled raw data

APA, p. 212, #60

Untitled video game review

APA, p. 209, #47

Volume number of a book

APA, p. 204, #23, #24
APA, p. 207, #39

Volume number appearing with page numbers

APA, p. 203, #21